Gabriel Dawe

Gabriel Dawe performs an artists magic trick when he brings rainbows indoors.


Using thousands of coloured threads he can string up a rainbow anywhere. The image above and gallery below show an installation at Villa Olmo, an 18th century Italian villa. The curved shapes that emerge remind me of Moore’s and Hepworth’s stringed figures and were probably an influence for Dawe.

The ‘Gutermann’ brand of threads provide enough variation in hue that the colour change appears to be continuous.


I particularly like the ‘relics’ series (below), a number of previous works encased in small 9 inch glass cubes. It’s great that the large sculptures are transformed and recycled giving hints of what the sculpture once was, now in it’s new location.


You can see more of Gabriel’s work in the gallery below or on his website.

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